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Capital Weather Gang: April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008

Hurricane Conference Dispatch, Day 2

Day two of the Bahamas Weather Conference at the Lucaya Westin Resort on Grand Bahamas Island just wrapped up, and it was every bit as informative as day one. Just as Jason recapped the presentations and themes from Day One, I'll attempt to highlight some of the discussions that took...

By Jamie Jones  | April 12, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: One More Mild Day

Much cooler air tomorrow Warm weather fans that enjoyed yesterday will be delighted by today's mild weather, as long as they don't mind dodging a possible shower or thunderstorm. The warmth won't last though as chilly weather arrives in earnest tomorrow. TODAY Latest D.C. area radar loop and recent lightning...

By Jason Samenow  | April 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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NatCast: Mild, Slight Shower Chance

Nationals vs. Braves
Today, 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
73F74FPartly cloudy, t'shower?30%
Despite the passage of a cold front, mild temperatures will persist through the game. Most shower and thunderstorm activity should occur before the game, but there is a 30% chance a shower or thunderstorm could linger.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Jason Samenow  | April 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Quite Warm and a Little Humid

Evening t'storms?; unsettled Saturday before cool down Latest D.C. area radar loop and recent lightning strikes (key). Courtesy Weather Underground. Click here to zoom. Refresh page to update. Under variable cloudiness, high temperatures have reached the upper 70s to near 80 this afternoon. A few places are likely to exceed...

By Ian Livingston  | April 11, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Hurricane Conference Dispatch, First Session

With an infinity pool in the foreground and the Atlantic in the background, meteorologists participate in on-camera interviews on Grand Bahama Island. By Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow. Here on Grand Bahama Island, the site of the 12th annual Bahamas Weather Conference, skies are mostly sunny and seas are calm....

By Jason Samenow  | April 11, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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NatCast: Pleasant Temps, Threatening Sky?

Nationals vs. Braves
Tonight, 7:35 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
73F68F Cloudy & Warm, T'storm?35%
Warm temperatures should make the evening enjoyable, assuming a thunderstorm doesn't pop-up & park over the new stadium!
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Camden Walker  | April 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Spring-like, Thunder Even?

Turning cooler by Sunday Over the next couple of days, you may see and feel spring in the air. It will be slightly muggy at times, thunder may rumble with passing showers, and temperatures will be way up there! After a cold front passes Saturday, Sunday should be much cooler....

By Camden Walker  | April 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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CommuteCast: Clear Skies, Warm Temperatures

Warmest day of young season expected Friday Latest view of D.C. looking east from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Morning clouds and fog have given way to abundant, if somewhat hazy, sunshine across the area. High temperatures in the low and mid 70s will...

By Ian Livingston  | April 10, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Lot of Lawn: Q&A With Nats Groundskeeper

Larry DiVito has a lot more lawn to take care of than you do. Credit: Washington Nationals Spring has sprung, and soon enough homeowners will be mulching, mowing, trimming and weeding. But if you think your backyard keeps you busy, consider the case of Larry DiVito. His yard measures 403...

By Dan Stillman  | April 10, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Mild, At Least for the Moment

Unsettled Friday and Saturday, then cooler If you've been yearning for mild weather, today and tomorrow will be a treat with highs in the low 70s today and maybe upper 70s tomorrow as warm air surges from the south ahead of a cold front. This same front, however, will bring...

By Josh Larson  | April 10, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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NatCast: Mild in Mudville

Nationals vs. Marlins
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
70F63FMild5%
Expect partly cloudy skies and mild conditions to start the game with temperatures still in the low to mid 60s by game's end.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see Josh's full forecast through the weekend and beyond, and our Q&A with the Nats groundskeeper.

By Josh Larson  | April 10, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Some Sun Then Back to Clouds

Warmer Thursday with more sunshine 1:30 p.m. satellite shot showing clouds finally breaking across the area. Courtesy NASA. Today, much of the area has seen something that has been hiding most of the month -- the sun. Clouds have slowly eroded during the day, and temperatures have risen into the...

By Ian Livingston  | April 9, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Busy 'Cane Season Forecast for Atlantic

Capital Weather Gang: Live From the Bahamas Colorado State University hurricane experts William Gray and Phil Klotzbach opened the 2008 Bahamas Weather Conference this morning by issuing their prediction for the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. They expect an above-average season, which spans June 1 to Nov. 30, with 15 named...

By Capital Weather Gang  | April 9, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Mostly Cloudy, Not as Cool

Nationals vs. Marlins
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
61F59FMostly Cloudy20%
Not a perfect spring evening, but at least temperatures will be about 10 degrees warmer than they were during the first two games of the season. There's a small chance that an approaching cold front produces a sprinkle or light shower.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see Dan's full forecast through the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  | April 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UnitedCast: Soccer Near Sixty

United vs. Paducha CF
Tonight, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium
KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain
61F59FMostly Cloudy20%
Other than the small chance of a sprinkle or light shower, fans should be pleased with temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60.
 
UnitedCast appears on the day of every United home game. Also, see Dan's full forecast through the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  | April 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: When Will Clouds Call it Kaput?

For some people, there's a certain charm to these cool, cloudy days so common in April. However, I'd wager most folks would rather see an end to the persistent breeze off the ocean responsible for socking us in. Slowly, this breeze will wane indeed, and as it does, clouds will...

By Dan Stillman  | April 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Another Cool and Cloudy One

Warmer Wednesday as sun tries to break through The stubborn marine air locked over the region did not budge much today, as clouds continue to fill the sky, while cool temperatures remain. Highs have reached the low to mid 50s through mid-afternoon and they will hold steady through sunset. No...

By Ian Livingston  | April 8, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekly Top Five: Fools and Forecasts

Every day, Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog, reads and ranks other sports blogs "so you don't have to." I'm going to provide the same service here for weather, but weekly rather than daily. (For better or for worse, weather doesn't attract the kind of coverage sports does.) I'm...

By Jason Samenow  | April 8, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Forecast: Cool Weather Fading

Variability remains the theme for the week. Patterns do not usually lock in during early April, so our current spat of cool, gloomy weather is nothing to be concerned about. Consider we have a couple chances to hit 70 later this week for the first time since April 1st,...

By Matt Ross  | April 8, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Cloudy Chill Continues

Slow climb in temperatures begins Tuesday Current DC area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan. Today brought more in the way of damp and chilly weather to the area. Highs...

By Ian Livingston  | April 7, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Freedman: The Price of Al Gore's Climate Battle

To a climate change contrarian, Al Gore is a one-man axis of evil. By publicizing the dangers of global climate change, and now launching one of the most expensive and far-reaching issue advocacy campaigns of at least the past several years, Gore has helped to vault climate change to the...

By Andrew Freedman  | April 7, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (246)
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NatCast: Dreary on the Diamond

Nationals vs. Marlins
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
50F49FCloudy15%
Dress warmly if you're taking in the 2nd game at Nationals Park. Temperatures will hold around 50 degrees under overcast skies. Conditions should remain dry but a little drizzle can't be ruled out.
 
During the season, NatCast will appear on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see Jason's full forecast for today and the coming work week.

By Jason Samenow  | April 7, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Cloudy and Cool, Count on It

But slow warming trend begins For about the next 48 hours, we'll remain socked in with cloudy skies, bouts of drizzle and temperatures below seasonal norms. But a little each day, afternoon skies will become brighter and brighter and temperatures will warm until another shot of cool air arrives over...

By Jason Samenow  | April 7, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Photography: A Blooming Good Time

Capital Weather Gang photographers join forces By Ian Livingston -- A man enjoys the cherry blossoms. With all the unsettled weather recently, I focused on last Wednesday as a great opportunity for a photo shoot down at the Tidal Basin while the blossoms were at peak. It was a weekday,...

By Ian Livingston  | April 6, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Rawness, For Real

Given the forecast for cloudy and cool conditions yesterday (note: our forecast did not call for rain), I think everyone was surprised by how pleasant it turned out to be. While the raw factor was missing in action yesterday, in means business today with cool and dreary conditions more...

By Jason Samenow  | April 6, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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